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Undeniably Lehigh

Recognized among the nation’s premier research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for over 7,000 students.

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20+

interdisciplinary programs spanning multiple colleges

$61K

average starting salary of 2017 graduates

9:1

student-to-faculty ratio

6th

university in the world recognized as an NGO by the United Nations, with 56 United Nations–related programs every year

100+

undergraduate degree programs and majors

29

average class size

88%

of our students completed one or more internships or an experiential learning opportunity

1,050+

undergraduate students took part in research in 2016-17

1,942

graduate students

16

themed residential communities

5,075

undergraduate students

1,600

acres on three contiguous campuses

25

NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports for men and women

200+

clubs, including 43 intramural and club sports and 25 fraternities and sororities

99%

of Lehigh students participate in an extracurricular activity

65,000+

hours of community service performed by the Lehigh community

250

study abroad programs in 74 countries

43%

of students have an international experience, and nearly half of those included applied work like internships or research

85

countries represented within our campus community

100+

fully funded Iacocca International Internships in about 30 countries every year

80K

graduates in the Lehigh alumni network

96%

of the class of 2017 are employed or attending graduate school within 6 months of graduation

2,754

interviews with employers on campus

5,000+

full-time positions and internships posted on Lehigh's Center for Career & Professional Development job board

Xuanhong Cheng and James Hwang in laboratory

Penetrating a Cell’s Nucleus for More Accurate Cancer Screening

Lehigh engineers awarded NSF grant to explore use of microwave technology to characterize the nucleus of a live cell captured on lab-on-a-chip microfluidic device.

Hatchery Demo Day

Students 'Hatch,' Test 21 Potential Business Ideas

Lehigh students in the Baker Institute’s inaugural summer Hatchery program showcase and celebrate their projects on Demo Day.

Startup Academy graduates first cohort

Startup Academy Celebrates its First Graduating Class

Summer program links Lehigh students and entrepreneurs.

Inspired Research

Developing Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure and Energy Systems

With wide-ranging approaches to solving global problems, teams of Lehigh researchers tackle key questions about the future of energy and infrastructure.

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Leaders with Purpose

From the classroom to the community, here on campus and around the world, Lehigh students, faculty and alumni are working to enact positive change.

  • Everyday Leaders

    Increasing Access to Art

    Ricardo Viera has served as Director and Chief Curator of the Lehigh University Art Galleries (LUAG) for more than four decades. Since his arrival in 1974, LUAG's collection has increased from 2,500 pieces to more than 14,000. Viera has brought to campus a wide variety of art that explores the vibrancy of our world—and, in turn, has earned national recognition for the University. A champion of building community through art, he also has connected the University with South Bethlehem in creative and meaningful ways.

    Ricardo Viera
  • Everyday Leaders

    A Passion for Innovation

    Wendell P. Weeks ’81 has always believed in the power of technology to improve lives. Weeks earned his BS in accounting and finance at Lehigh as a first-generation college student and received his MBA from Harvard Business School. His passion for innovation has fueled his 35 years at Corning, where he has been CEO since 2005 and chairman since 2007. Weeks says, “We truly want to make the world a better place by applying our unique skills to solve tough challenges.”

    Wendell P. Weeks ’81, chairman and CEO of Corning Inc.
  • Everyday Leaders

    Giving Voice to the People

    An actress, director and professor of theatre, Kashi Johnson ’94 is also the creator of the iconic hip hop-inspired “Act Like You Know.” Recently celebrating its ten-year anniversary, the credit-bearing theatre course has built a safe and trusting environment where students express political consciousness and raise cultural awareness. She says, “Once students discover the power of their words, dance moves and rhymes, and experience what it means to speak truth to power—they’re hooked.”

    Kashi Johnson

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